Olivia Spring 

Maine-based writer / editor / magazine-maker / reader

founder & editor of SICK, a magazine by chronically ill & disabled people 

selected work 

SICK issue 3, Bruises (and the white line on my thigh), August 2021

It’s Nice That, Working in the creative industries with chronic illness, May 2020

Rekto: VersoLetter from the editor, June 2021

FDBNHLLLTTFEXCESS, three poemsOctober 2020

The Grapevine, Hot SummerAugust 2020

Ache issue 2, On the 171, July 2019

The Guardian, ‘We’ve made a shrine at home’ - Liverpool and Tottenham fans, in picturesJune 2019

Interview: Tracey Emin, [smiths], May 2016

interviews & reviews 

MagCulture, At Work With, September 2022

Design by Women, SICK interview, September 2022

Creative Review, Sick magazine doesn’t sugar-coat stories of illness and disability, August 2022

Eye On Design, a frank conversation about chronic illness and creativity, July 2022

Shelby x Studios, interview, April 2022

Bite my Tongue, podcast guest, August 2021

lutte collective, featured artist, January 2021

magCulture, review of issue 2, August 2020

Stack, review of issue 2, August 2020

New York Times, 28 Ways to Learn About Disability Culture, July 2020


Goldsmiths, University of London BA (Hons) journalism, class of 2018

Intern at the Guardian Weekend and Marie Claire magazine, 2019 & 2017

Write like a Grrrl, fiction writing courses, 2019 & 2020

other stuff 

Represented by Seren Adams of United Agents

Indiecon festival travel grant recipient, September 2022

Monson Arts resident, September 2021

Member of Resting up Collective, an interdisciplinary group of chronically ill and disabled friends practicing slowness/crip time to create, think, and interrupt neoliberal pressures and expectations on the body

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